New Hope is the first viable African American new church development in the Synod of Southern California and Hawaii in 50 years. It has grown from a core group of 20 in 2007 to nearly 90, receiving 21 new members in 2011. “What started as a vision for a successful African American church in our presbytery has become something more,” says Los Ranchos Executive Presbyter Steve Yamaguchi. “It is a mosaic of hope and fellowship in which diverse people from cities throughout Southern California come together in worship and mission, seeking to make a difference for Christ.”
The General Assembly Mission Council (GAMC) is recommending that the upcoming 220th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) divest the church of its stock in three companies “until they have ceased profiting from non-peaceful activities in Israel-Palestine.”
Three remarkable women have just been named recipients of the 2012 Women of Faith Awards by the General Assembly Mission Council of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) during meetings in Louisville, KY.
Elder Judith Henry, Commissioned Ruling Elder Rosemary Rice McMahan and Rev. Ann Rhee Menzie were approved by the council following recommendations from the Women of Faith committee. Nominations are received from throughout the church and honorees were selected by a committee of representatives from groups related to the Racial Ethnic & Women’s Ministries/Presbyterian Women ministry area and the General Assembly Mission Council.
The three women will ...
“Through our unique Native American perspective, we can bring a lot to the non-Indian churches,” Elder Aaron King said during a small group discussion at the 2012 Native American Ministries consultation in Phoenix, Arizona.
The consultation took place January 24 through January 26. It was organized by the Native American Consulting Committee (NACC) and the General Assembly Mission Council’s Office of Native American Congregational Support.
The group invited pastors, elders and leaders throughout the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) from across the country to discuss the challenges and opportunities Native American Presbyterians have in connection with their own congregations ...
The Committee on the Office of the General Assembly and the General Assembly Mission Council’s (GAMC) Executive Committee are proposing to the upcoming 220th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) that the General Assembly per capita (per member) apportionment increase from its current $6.63 to $6.80 in 2013 and to $6.98 in 2014.
The archives of Sheldon Jackson College in Sitka are now in the hands of the state.
When the college closed in 2007 the board of trustees worked to pay down its debt and divest itself of the campus. But lately, the board’s work has centered on preserving the historic school’s legacy.
The atmosphere is like a pop concert: in a darkened theater in the lively Montparnasse area of Paris, hundreds of young people sing catchy songs and wave their arms in the air, while a group plays booming music on stage.
Marvin Perkins says God led him to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ― but friends advised otherwise.
Russ Forbes calls the high school program he helped launch last fall at United Presbyterian Church “707.”
Why 707? Some secret Bible code?
Not exactly. It’s the time the group meets two Sunday evenings every month.
North American Muslims are more than satisfied with the secular legal system and do not want a set of parallel courts for Islamic law, according to a new study of U.S. and Canadian Muslims by a Washington-based think tank.